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[26] Your fathers, honoring1 Athena as the deity to whom their land had been allotted, called their native city Athens, so that men who revered the goddess should not desert the city which bore her name. By disregarding custom, country, and sacred images Leocrates did all in his power to cause even your divine protection to be exported. Moreover, to have wronged the city on this enormous scale was not enough for him. Living at Megara and using as capital the money which he had withdrawn from Athens he shipped corn, bought from Cleopatra,2 from Epirus to Leucas and from there to Corinth.

1 In order to give what must be the general sense of this corrupt passage I have translated Taylor's suggested addition of τιμῶντες before τὴν Ἀθηνᾶν and ignored the words ὁμώνυμον. But the Greek text cannot be restored with certainty.

2 Cleopatra, the sister of Alexander the Great, was married to Alexander of Epirus in 336 and must now have been acting as regent for her husband while he was at war in Italy.

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